Pirelli, a tire fitter in Formula 1, has revealed which tires will be available to the teams at the upcoming race in Singapore. On the racetrack under the lights, racers will be able to fit purple, red and yellow tires. Ultra soft, ie. purple are the most desirable option. For the latter, teams were selected between seven and nine of the thirteen sets for the racing weekend. Ferrari and Haas as well as Sauber racer Marcus Ericsson have picked the most aggressive strategy with nine sets of the fastest version but at the same time the least durable. On the other hand, the Force India and Manor teams opted for the most different strategy from the ones mentioned above. Their race cars will have only six sets of ultra soft tires available. The exact schedule by racers is presented in the picture below.
Buemi, who competed in as many as 55 major awards between 2009 and 2011, currently holds the position of reserve racer Red Bull. He will continue to play this role in the coming season, as his boss Christian Horner believes he has become a very important member of the Red Bull racing squad: “Buemi has been a member of our team for quite a few years now. He has progressed and become very important to us. With his experience, we can fight for the title. That's why we extended his contract, because we want him in our circle of racers. ”Buemi is currently competing in the Formula E championship, where he ranks second in the overall standings. This year he also competed in the WEC championship. Sam says he will be happy to help Red Bull regain the title he lost to Mercedes this year: “I love being a member of the team
Honda boss Livio Suppo claims that Dani Pedrosa, despite not yet becoming a world champion in the elite class, is one of MotoGP’s top racers. The Spaniard has won 26 races in the Honda factory team in nine seasons, but has not yet won the world title, and has been overshadowed by teammate Marc Maruqez in the last two seasons. Pedrosa was the first to beat Marquez this season. This happened at the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, and later the Spaniard slipped to fourth place in the championship, behind both Yamaha racers, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. Suppo claims that it is not only Dani who is to blame for the lack of points, but he cited the collision with Andrea Iannone in Australia as an example. "Denmark is a bit sorry for me as he was in second place in the overall standings almost all season," he said.
According to Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene, Esteban Gutierrez was too young to make his Formula One debut in 2012 and paid the price for advancing to the top car class at the end of this season, when the Swiss team suspended after three seasons of racing with Sauber. The Mexican became Ferrari's test and backup racer last week, and brought his sponsor, telecommunications giant America Movil, to Maranello, which includes the Telmex, Telcel and Claro brands, whose logos will be visible on Ferrari's Kimi Raikkoten and Sebastian. Arrivabene warned that Gutierrez should not be underestimated. "Esteban is one of the racers who got into Formula One too soon. Talented racers must not step too fast
The future of the historic Monza racetrack, where races have been held since the first half of the 20th century, is uncertain, according to Italian media. Bernie Ecclestone warned some time ago that the contract for the race in Italy, which expires after the 2016 season, is a disaster. Now, however, new bad news has emerged for Monza relating to the law of stability. An amendment is reported to exclude a € 1 million tax exemption. Politician Fabrizio Sala said: "The law penalizes the Monza racetrack by jeopardizing its future on the Formula 1 racing calendar." Ivan Capelli, a former FXNUMX racer who became the director of the Milan car club this year, promises to fight for Monza's survival. "Our task is clear - to find funds."
Robert Kubica will also be racing in the WRC World Rally Championship next season. The former Formula One racer, winner of the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, toyed with the idea of returning from the speed trials of rallies to the racetracks, but the Pole has already registered for the first rally of the new championship season, which will take place next month in Monte Carlo. The 30-year-old Kubica will continue to race with the Ford Fiesta RS, which will be prepared by either the M-Sport team or the Italian A-Style team, and in his camp they remain stingy with statements about the decision about the future. They only said they would announce a formal decision next week. Kubica delayed the application until the last minute, as the deadline for submitting it expired on Friday evening, and the Pole submitted it late in the afternoon.
Jacques Villeneuve said that the first appearance of 17-year-old Max Verstappn in the formula will be taken as an insult, as all racers, including him, unlike the Dutchman, had to prove themselves much more and prove themselves in many lower categories. "Are they aware at Red Bull that they are going to seat a child in a Formula One car?" wondered the 1997 season champion. "I have no doubt he's fast, but he has no experience. I got into Formula One myself when I was 25 after winning Indy Car. Before you play with the lives of others, you have to learn racing and the role of Formula One is not learning, ”said the universally critical Canadian, who believes the newly adopted age limit of 18 is still too low. "The limit should be at 21. You should get into Formula One as a winner with a lot of experience. F1 is not a place where
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Even before the start of the new season, we have prepared an interesting overview of the ten highest salaries of Formula One racers. Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton reign supreme, both earning € 20 million, and Jenson Button in third place with € 16 million. The current world champion Sebastian Vettel will earn the same amount. Nico Rosberg will settle for 11 million, and Alonso's teammate Kimi Raikkonen will receive another million less. Felipe Massa will drive at Williams for four million, Vettl’s teammate Daniel Ricciardo will earn 2.5 million. Sergio Perez will get two million and the tenth highest paid racer of this season will be Lotus ’Romain Grosjean. Of course, contract bonuses, such as winnings or points, are not included in salary estimates, nor
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has already started collecting wishes from Formula One racers for their permanent starting numbers. After it was confirmed at the beginning of this week that the Formula One racers will continue to use permanent start numbers from next season, which will no longer be determined according to the team's ranking in last season's constructors' championship, FIO racers have already been able to address their choices . Each racer must state the desired number, and two reserves, if one of the racers, who won more points last year, wished for the first one until the end of the procedure. Valtteri Bottas was the first driver to pick a number of 77 and the reserves are 17 and 11. Nico Rosberg said he wants one of the numbers six, five or nine and Sergio Perez wants the number eleven. Presti